Friday, July 11, 2014

Playing with Utee

Good morning everyone!  I have had a crazy couple of days but am about to get back on track.  And suddenly it is Friday and I'm looking back and don't know where my week went. This is one week that I feel like I didn't accomplish anything.


I spend quite a bit of time watching videos on YouTube and I came across one using bits of UTEE leftover from other projects and stamping into it.  So of course I did have some pieces in a jar and I pulled them out, piled them onto my craft mat and went to town.  I pulled out a couple of colors of my Pearl Ex and when the UTEE was melted I took a wooden skewer and swirled purple and blue green through the clear UTEE.  You don't want to mix too much so you can keep the colors and not wind up with a brown blob; just a bit.  Once I was happy with the look, I used a retired SU stamp inked with Gold Encore ink and pressed it lightly into the UTEE.  The gold ink helps the stamp to let go of the UTEE so you don't hurt your stamp.  I'm not sure what the name of the stamp set is but it is from 2006. It has been in my hoard for quite awhile.  Can you see the dragonfly?  I love this set and have used it several times over the years to make cards.  I mounted my piece on a piece of black cs edged with a gold marker.  Everything is pretty simple after that, just mounting onto different pieces of cs.

OK that does it for me this morning.  Hope you are looking forward to the weekend!

11 comments:

Olga said...

I've never tried this but love the look of yours!!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Just beautiful, love the enchanting additional beauties and the gorgeous colour combination.I haven't used utee for ages always looks great, not even sure where my melting pot is..xxx
♥aNNie

The Journey is the Start

Carla S. said...

Wow! This is stunning, Glenda! What a great technique! I have UTEE, PearlEx and that stamp set! Maybe I ought to give it a try sometime! Beautiful piece!

knitwit said...

That is AMAZING! I`ve never used UTEE, but I`m tempted to try after seeing what you`ve done with it!
Have a great weekend!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Stunning card, Glenda! The irridescent colors are incredible! And the dragonfly, LOVE IT! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!

Caroline D. said...

I Love stamping into melted utee and other embossing powders! So fun! One of the original cards I sent in for HC DT application was using one of their flowers into utee. LOL The technique makes such a nice faux metal medallion and the dragonfly you used is gorgeous stamped in it. It made a beautiful focal point for your pretty card! Thanks for the reminder about the technique... I haven't done it in a while.

Marisa Job said...

This is just beautiful!!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Glenda, love the purple and the gold and the dragonfly! Have a lovely Saturday!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, my goodness. This is such a work of art. You need to frame this one! Love the technique!

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Glenda, you have certainly created a gorgeous unique card, you made the blob into gorgeousness, beautiful design, love the sentiment, I have to try this, I too spend time watching video's, love to learn all different things :O), have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

Leslie Miller said...

I had that set and now wish I hadn't let it go. Can't remember the name, either. How gorgeous with the gold in the UTEE!

You might also like:

Related Posts with Thumbnails